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Cybernetics Breakthrough: Prosthetics You Can Feel With

on Thursday, Feb. 6th

Cyborgs! They’re just like us!

George Dvorsky (@dvorsky), writing for io9 on the Futurism beat, has a fascinating piece up about a major cybernetics breakthrough:

To date, researchers have only been able to simulate the sense of touch with prosthetics in lab animals. By using a technique called intracortical microstimulation (ICMS), researchers from the University of Chicago successfully identified brain patterns associated with touch in Rhesus macaques, and then projected those sensations to specific areas of their bodies.

But now, using a slightly different method, Silvestro Micera and his team at EPFL (Switzerland) and SSSA (Italy) have done it for humans — or one human to be more precise. Dennis Aabo Sørensen will go down in history as the first cyborg to receive an artificial limb that allows for the sense of touch.

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